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27 August 2012

Wigan Athletic head to Nottingham Forest in the second round of the Capital One Cup

Nottingham Forest v Wigan Athletic
Capital One Cup - Round 2
Tuesday 28th August 2012, Kick off 7.45pm
City Ground, Nottingham


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Match Preview

After recording their first win of the season away at Southampton on Saturday, Wigan Athletic head over to Nottinghamshire to take on Championship side Nottingham Forest in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Nottingham Forest under new manager Sean O’Driscoll progressed to the second round after defeating League Two side Fleetwood Town in the first round of the competition. They are also unbeaten in the league so far starting off with a home win over Bristol City followed by two away draws at Huddersfield and most recently at Bolton.

Team News

Roberto Martinez has hinted that he will hand opportunities to those players who have not yet featured in the two Barclays Premier League games so far with the likes of Callum McManaman and Fraser Fyvie expected to start the game.

“It’s a great opportunity to share the demands,” said Martinez.

“You’ve got a few players that have been working really well in pre-season and they’ve have no reward yet and I think it’s important that everyone is ready.

“It’s an opportunity for some other players to show what they can do and show that they can have massive say this season.”

Match Officials

Geoff Eltringham
Assistant Referees: Simeon Lucas and Kevin Mattocks
4th Official: Trevor Kettle

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